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Old 04-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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(This will run as a Daily Illuminator pretty soon. Forum readers get it first.)

A few days ago, Google started shipping Google Glass, their wearable net interface, to the 2,000 or so developers who signed up at their conference last year.

A few months ago they did a Twitter campaign, #ifIhadglass, to choose another round of 8,000 or so beta users. They wanted 50 words or less about what the user would do with Glass. My reply was: "Heh. Google, I don't need 50 words. I'll give you ONE word. GAMES." Apparently that was a good reply, because on March 26 I got the reply "@SJGames You're invited to join our #glassexplorers program. Woohoo! Make sure to follow us - we'll DM in the coming weeks."

So I've been thinking about it. Some of the things that I've come up with aren't "games" as much as they are "fun things," but saying what is and isn't a game is like defining art. So my working definition will just be "if I think of it, it's a game." And I won't really know how practical any of these ideas are until I put the thing on. (And it will mean going back to contact lenses, because this version of Glass won't fit over glasses.)

Here's a very interesting article listing more than half of the #ifIhadglass choices ranked by number of Twitter followers. Some of the top names sound like fun. Adam Savage. Levar Burton. New Gingrich (who wants to use Glass to create museum tours).

If any of my regular readers are also early Glass adopters, or want to toss out ideas, or just want to point out interesting names that I might have missed on the list, please give me a shout on the forums.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:11 AM   #2
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Steve, take a look at this IndieGoGo campaign. The goal is to take Google Glass to GenCon:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/th...n-project-ever
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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Remember, under the terms of the agreement, you're not allowed to let anyone else try them on.

No matter how cool they are.

So it's not just being selfish, it's sticking to the agreement, no matter how envious it makes everyone else. :-P
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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Remember, under the terms of the agreement, you're not allowed to let anyone else try them on.
I get headaches just looking at the promotional videos . . .
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #5
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A hi-tech retread of Killer comes first to mind. It would be one way to make targets truly anonymous. Also, to avoid some of the unpleasant near misses that I've heard of people having, target termination could be controlled entirely by the glass. No worrying about causing a panic with a fake gun when the weapon is your glasses.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #6
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If looks could kill...
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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Total fantasy-land: tagging your mini(s) with character data, such as combat relevant stats, current HP and status effects, range modifiers, etc.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #8
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Total fantasy-land:
The voice recognition follows the discussion around the table and presents links to relevant rule text.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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Total fantasy-land: tagging your mini(s) with character data, such as combat relevant stats, current HP and status effects, range modifiers, etc.
Congrats, you've just described Charles Stross' Halting State. :)
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #10
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The voice recognition follows the discussion around the table and presents links to relevant rule text.
That would be awesome
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